Household Hacks: Surprising Ways to Use Toothpaste
Who knew toothpaste was so well-rounded? In this edition of Household Hacks, we’re going to teach you some new ways to use toothpaste around your home for cleaning and restoration. Read on if you want to save time and money!
Stinky Hands? Hold up!
It turns out that the ingredients in toothpaste that deodorize your mouth will also work on your hands! If meal-prep left your hands smelling like onions, garlic or another smelly ingredient that tends to stick around, grab your toothpaste and get scrubbing!
Wood Coffee-Table “Oops”
If you accidentally “put a ring on it,” toothpaste has your back. Rub some toothpaste into a ring left on a wood table with a soft cloth. Grab a clean, damp cloth and wipe until the wood is dry. To restore the shine, refer to our first edition of ‘Household Hacks’ (hint: olive oil).
No caulk? No problem!
‘Caulk’ is a substance used to fill and seal holes for building and repair work. We think it’s safe to assume that it may not be something most people keep on hand. Not to worry! Toothpaste can do the trick! Fill those tiny holes in your walls left behind by nails and screws with a little white toothpaste and smooth it over. Once dry, you can paint over the spots and get rid of the evidence!
Your blank walls are just asking for your children’s colorful masterpiece! Can you blame them? Opinions may vary. In any case, you’re probably going to want to restore your walls to their pre-crayon state. Gently rub a damp cloth and some toothpaste on the affected areas and rinse clean with a wet cloth. Poof!
Dirt and grime messing up your shoe game? Head to the bathroom! With a little bit of elbow grease and toothpaste, your shoes will look like they took a dip in the fountain of youth.
Toothpaste is one of the best answers to somber silver or dull diamonds. Pair an old toothbrush with some toothpaste and gently scrub your jewelry in a circular motion. For this hack, make sure you are using a toothpaste with no baking soda, tartar control, or whitening agents. You don’t want the grit to harm your bling!
What are your toothpaste hacks? Share them in the comments section!